Candidate selected for Blackheath Westcombe ward

A meeting of Blackheath Westcombe Conservatives this week chose Malcolm Reid to stand in the 2018 Borough Council elections as one of the ward's three candidates.

Malcolm is a Council-appointed Trustee of the Greenwich Charities of William Hatcliffe and the Misses Smith. Since 2010, he has been the Treasurer of St Alfege Church, in the centre of Greenwich, which is currently trying to secure a stage 2 bid with Heritage Lottery for £1.8m to complete the restoration of the north and south elevations.

Malcolm was also the Greenwich Conservative Federation's Chairman from 2013 to 2015 and, prior to that, its Treasurer from 2007. He joins Cllr Geoff Brighty and Thomas Turrell in next year's bid to represent Blackheath Westcombe residents from May 2018.

"We are delighted that Malcolm will be joining Geoff and Thomas in campaigning on the issues that matter to our community in Blackheath Westcombe," said Ward Chairman Tomas Thurogood-Hyde. "Malcolm is passionate about continuing the work already underway to improve local transport and to tackle the growing traffic problems."

"I am honoured and delighted to have been selected by members to represent them seeking election in 2018," said Malcolm. "I am looking forward to working with the other candidates for the campaign to win and represent Blackheath Westcombe for the Conservative Party."